On 12 June 2017, Mrs Allan was recognised for her commitment to German teaching and the promotion of German language and culture by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Austrian Cultural Forum and the Embassy of Switzerland. She was presented with a certificate and a book at the German Ambassador’s Residence in London.

Mrs Allan taught at Wellington for almost 40 years, inspiring countless pupils to study German. As one of the members of staff who instigated our strong partnership with Mallinckrodt Gymnasium, Mrs Allan’s passion and dedication to her subject will leave this invaluable legacy for future generations of pupils.

The first photograph shows Mrs Allan with the German Ambassador, Dr Peter Ammon and with David Cornwall, better known to most as John le Carré.